PS5 Reaches Its First Million Units Sold in Japan; faster than PS4

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PlayStation 5 has managed to surpass the million units sold in Japan, according to the latest official report from the database of Famitsu. Sony Interactive Entertainment thus exceeds this figure and makes its fifth domestic platform a million seller on less time than your previous generation machine, PS4, which took practically a full year to get it done.

PS5 Surpasses One Million Units in 43 Weeks in Japan; before PS4

According to the information collected by Gematsu, added to the weekly sum collected in ResetERA, PS5 has needed 43 weeks to surpass the first million consoles sold in the Japanese market since its premiere. The console debuted in that territory on November 12, 2020.

So far, in the week ending September 5, PlayStation 5 has located 1,012,656 units in the archipelago, of which 847,421 units correspond to the model with a disc reader; the other 165,235 remaining units fall on the PS5 Digital Edition model. So far, his most successful video game in physical form is Resident Evil Village with 67,000 copies sold.

PS4For its part, it was launched in February 2014, so that in those same 43 weeks it had not yet experienced its first Christmas. It took until January 2015, almost a year later, to overcome the seven-digit psychological barrier.

PS5 makes slow progress in Japan; far from Nintendo Switch

This data is far from previous generations of PlayStation consoles, however; and far from its direct competition in the Japanese market, Nintendo Switch, which since its launch has sold 20,990,604 units only in this country. So far in 2021, from January to this part the hybrid platform has sold 3.65 million units; PlayStation 5 has sold just over 760,000 units.

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Worldwide, PS5 has sold 10.1 million units as of June 30.

References | Famitsu, Gematsu, ResetERA

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